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Marc Short: Government Will Shut Down Over Border Wall Funding

Marc Short: Government Will Shut Down Over Border Wall Funding

By    |   Tuesday, 31 July 2018 01:40 PM

Marc Short, former White House legislative affairs director, said Tuesday that the government would shut down in December over funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

"It’s been 22 years since Congress actually completed an appropriations process on time. They will likely fail again this year, which means they’ll have a continuing resolution to punt this to December," Short said Tuesday on CNN’s "New Day."

"I think likely in December is when you’ll see the showdown over funding for a wall," Short added.

"I don’t think (shutdown is) an idle threat… (President Trump) believes that 63 million Americans voted for him to be president of the United States in large part because he promised to secure our border and he’s very sincere about that," Short said.

Short said that since the end of the fiscal year is September 30, Congress would be likely to pass a continuing resolution that would leave the issue to come up again in December.

The government is funded through September 30 after a funding bill passed in March. President Donald Trump said Monday that he would be willing to shut the government down if Democrats refuse to vote for changes he seeks to the U.S. immigration system, which includes wall funding.

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Marc Short, former White House legislative affairs director, said Tuesday that the government would shut down in December over funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
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